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Coronavirus Causes 2 Temple Closures, Continues to Impact Missionaries

Coronavirus Causes 2 Temple Closures, Continues to Impact Missionaries

According to an updated news release from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the coronavirus continues to impact both missionaries and members of the faith in Asia. Two temples, the Taipei Taiwan Temple and Seoul Korea Temple, are closing temporarily. In some areas of the world, members have been instructed not to gather for weekly Sabbath day meetings …

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Pioneer47 To Be Replaced – Church Launches New WiFi Network

Pioneer47 To Be Replaced - Church Launches New WiFi Network

In a small bit of news first announced in a letter to leaders and shared by Church News, a change has come to wifi network available in meetinghouses and other buildings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The current password for the Church’s worldwide network, Pioneer47, has been used for many years and has even become a …

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A Look Inside the New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

A Look Inside the New General Handbook for Church Leaders and Members

The new handbook for leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (first announced in January) is now available in English online and in the Gospel Library app. Nine of the 38 chapters have been completely rewritten, and one section of another chapter has been updated. See the summary of the changes below. Also see a …

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Church Releases Statement on “Use of the Lord’s Sacred Funds”

Church Releases Statement on "Use of the Lord's Sacred Funds"

In a new statement posted on Church Newsroom, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints discusses how the sacred funds of the Church are used. The full text of the article is below: In 1991, then Church President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “The tithes of the Church are sacred. They are appropriated in the manner set forth by the …

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All Latter-Day Saint Missionaries Removed from Liberia

All Latter-Day Saint Missionaries Removed from Liberia

After the economic conditions in Liberia have worsened, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced all missionaries will be temporarily transferred from the country. The full statement from Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff reads: Economic conditions in Liberia have continued to deteriorate, leading to increased difficulties in obtaining basic supplies and conducting missionary work. For this reason, The …

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Saints: Volume 2 Now Available, Highlights Sacrifice of Early Saints

'Saints' Volume Two to Be Released in February 2020

The second volume of Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days is now available for purchase. The digital version is also available for free in the Church History section of the Gospel Library app. Readers will find themselves moved by the volume’s countless stories of sacrifice. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of …

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Here’s Your First Look Inside the Rio de Janeiro Temple

Here's Your First Look Inside the Rio de Janeiro Temple

Beautiful new photos of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple have been released alongside the official open house and dedication dates. The temple, first announced in April 2103, will be dedicated in three sessions on May 17, 2020. A public open house will be held from April 17 through May 2, 2020.

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Elder Soares Begins Central America Ministry, Meets Guatemala’s President

Elder Soares Begins Central America Ministry, Meets Guatemala's President

Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles traveled to the Guatemala National Palace in Guatemala City for a historic meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, who took office in January.   Me reuní con Ulisses Soares y miembros de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días, conversamos sobre las iniciativas humanitarias que tiene …

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Church to Remove Missionaries from China Due to Coronavirus

Church to Remove Missionaries from China Due to Coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to impact China, with nearly 500 deaths and 25,000 reported cases, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the decision to transfer 113 missionaries out of the China Hong Kong mission. The decision was released as a full news statement from the Church Newsroom. It reads: In light of the coronavirus and the …

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New Video Shows Renovation Work on St. George Temple

New Video Shows Renovation Work on St. George Temple

The first phase of the renovation of the historic St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is underway in southern Utah. Twentieth-century additions on the north and west sides of the building have been removed. The temple was closed for renovation in November 2019 to undergo extensive structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and finish work. …

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